Fundraising Events

Fundraising Events

Unique Events Designed to Empower Our Mission

Each year Kara presents our annual spring fundraiser. From sit-down galas to afternoon receptions with live music, auctions, raffles, and celebrated authors, our events are both inspiring and fun and most importantly raise funds to deliver our grief support services.

2020 Spring Fundraiser

The Enduring Power of Memories

Featuring Emmy award-winning journalist Allison Gilbert

Save the Date - Saturday April 25th, 4pm
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto

Allison Gilbert is an Emmy award-winning journalist and one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience. The author of numerous books including the groundbreaking, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, her stirring work exposes the secret and essential factor for harnessing loss to drive happiness and rebound from adversity. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Grieving Children and the Advisory Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the preeminent national organization providing grief support to families of America’s fallen heroes.

So bring out your friends, family and colleagues for this special late afternoon fundraiser where you will have the privilege of hearing Allison speak and an opportunity to support the important services Kara provides for our community through our Jumbo Raffles, Live Auction and Impact Giving. Tickets go on sale beginning late February!

If you are interested in volunteering or serving on our planning committee for this special event, please contact us using our Contact Form

Thank you to everyone who participated and made our 2019 Spring Fundraiser a huge success. We were honored to feature Dr. Garfield as he spoke on Life's Greatest Gift - Love and A Life Well Lived. His message was inspiring and meaningful in reminding us to care deeply for others, to listen intently and be fully present in our one-to-one relationships. Deep and honest personal connections allow us to build a web of connectivity in human relationships that can help sustain us in difficult times. Through the generosity of all who supported our event, over $135,000 was raised to empower Kara's healing services; ensuring care, compassion, connection, and community are available for the bereaved. It was truly a fundraiser to celebrate and remember! View our photo album of the event and watch our highlight video.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit Kara is eligible to accept bequests. Please consider including Kara in your will or trust. Our federal identification number is 94-2431483. Contact us at 650-321-5272.